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Kauai: Luau Kalamaku with Open Bar and Buffet Dinner

1. Kauai: Luau Kalamaku with Open Bar and Buffet Dinner

Start your evening with a fresh flower Lei greeting. Browse the wares at the craft fair of local artisans. Witness the unearthing of the pig from the imu. Discover the legend of Kalamakū with a thrilling theatrical performance. Enjoy local favorite dishes and drinks from the open bar. Sit down to a Luau buffet of poi (mashed starchy vegetables), Lomi lomi salmon, Kalua pork baked in the imu, and seasonal fish. Dig into teriyaki chicken, fresh fruits, salad, pineapple upside down cake, haupia (coconut pudding), and a banana crème tart. After dinner, experience the the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (child of the new land). Watch the story of an epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi on one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. See fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing during the show. Have the chance to take a photo of the cast at the end of the show.

Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

2. Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

Experience an unforgettable evening filled with delicious island cuisine and a spectacular story-telling Hawaiian show. You will begin your Plantation Owners Evening begins with a culinary journey back in time. Feast on a traditional dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant, located in Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park. Following dinner, take a leisurely stroll over to the Luau Kalamaku venue where you will enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku show that pays homage to Kauai's mythology. As the sun sets, marvel at the live Hawaiian music and cast of entertainers including graceful hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers and traditional fire knife dancing. The cast will take the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land”), the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Be transported by the interactive stage design of the theatrical luau and travel back in time ancient Polynesia, during the time of the people’s remarkable migration to the Islands. Four-Course Meal Menu: First course with a choice of: • Shrimp and scallop spring rolls or • Pacific blue crab cake Second course with a choice of: • Island caprese or • Local field green salad Third course with a choice of: • Sesame seed seared fresh catch • Hoisin glazed pork spare-ribs Fourth course with a choice of: • Banana cream pie • Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

I was worried about the location when I saw that it was across the street from Safeway and not on the water, but once we got there I was instantly put at ease and the whole experience from the moment you check in until the end of the show was absolutely WONDERFUL! I’ve been to Luaus before on Oahu and Maui and this was by far the best “production” and the food was quite good as well! The performers, singers, dancers, fire dancers were all top notch and because it was more “indoors” they were able to really utilize lights and sound for a beautiful show! The main fire dancer guy was incredible! We had our two daughters 8 and 13 with us and I was worried they would be bored, but they absolutely loved it. A well oiled machine shuffling all of us through the buffet! I Highly recommend!

We were on a afternoon arrival cruise ship and was thrilled to be able to have an activity for the evening. (I highly recommend booking 2-3 months in advance) I was told by locals this was one of 2 authentic family run luaus that told a story. We purchased the gold tickets- definitely worth the extra. The vendors inside were great quality- I purchased a hand woven gold/silver bracelet that was beautiful! The show was spectacular! Everything I would have wanted. The costumes were beyond beautiful. It was very well done and just the right amount of time. The roasted pig was great- everything else was kinda average as far as food goes. But I have no complaints- I came for the show.

The Luau Kalamaku was excellent. We were greeted with fresh flower leis, handsome musicians, a great family photo op. The pre show and atmosphere was lovely. The food was good too. We had the buffet. The main show with the dancing and story telling was really impressive. We brought our teenage grandsons and our daughter. It was enjoyed by all very much. We visited Hawaii 15 years ago so we knew what to expect but this was even more. We high recommend this Luau.

Outstanding evening with a variety of things to do. Local vendors are present with their wares (photography, jewelery, soaps, woodworking, etc). Food is a buffet, delicious. If you want to try poi, it is available on request. Together with the show, this event is well worth the price.

VIP experience is the only way to go! We were treated like royalty! The food and show was amazing!